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The Tragic Consequences of Wordplay

The following letter was found by paramedics beneath the unnamed victim’s crumpled body. It is reproduced here not to shock anyone but so that some good will come from it. Today’s children should be taught not to play with words. I learned it the hard way and too late. Perhaps some can learn from my mistakes. It began innocently in grade school. A friend whispered that “radar” was spelled the same backward and forwards. All I could say was “wow.” It seemed innocent enough at the time, but I did not…

Cryptonomicon – review

In keeping with my motto, “It’s not for me. It’s all for you’, I have decided that as a public service I will provide some recommendations based on books that I have read and liked or even loved. While I am nowhere near as voracious a reader as SciFiChick (she read 219 books in 2012 and reviewed almost a quarter of them for her site), but I do a fair amount of reading and I will post a few comments on some of my favorites. The first on my list…

Six Words

  Not everyone should write poetry. If you do not believe me, read on. Before you say it, yes, I know this is not a proper haiku. I never claimed it was. The only claim in the title is that there are six words, which there are. Unless you count the title and then there are eight words, but I prefer this title for its simplicity and purity. If you remain bent out of shape because it is not in the proper form, then I suggest you [content redacted]. This is…